Day 55 Gloucester to Slimbridge – Wednesday 6 July

Distance 13.31 miles, cumulative 939.38 miles, time 5 hrs, walking time 4 hrs 15 mins, pace 3.1 mph, Camped Tudor Caravan Park.
After yesterday’s frustrations with the footpath, today was much easier as we chose to follow the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal towpath from Gloucester Docks to Slimbridge. The Sharpness Canal runs alongside the tidal River Severn and cuts out a long and dangerous bend in the River. It was once the broadest and deepest canal in the world. At 16.5 miles in length we will walk its entire length when we finish the final few miles tomorrow morning. So today was an easy day of walking in bright sunshine watching all the activity on the canal which included a Chinese rowing team. 

Up in the air we watched what looked like one of the new military transport planes, an Airbus A400M Atlas, going round and round being followed by a small plane which we assumed to be photographing it. RAF Brize Norton is not far away if you are flying or it might have come from RAF Fairford which is hosting the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend. 

After an early finish we chilled at the very smart and tranquil campsite which just happens to have a pub at it’s entrance which hopefully will be showing the Wales v Portugal game. 



3 thoughts on “Day 55 Gloucester to Slimbridge – Wednesday 6 July”

  1. Looks like Lynn’s a little lost twice in one week, once in another jungle & in pub not owned by JDWSpoon. Which reminds me of this story, perhaps this could be your next challenge;

    Amazing ground covered the other day, well done. I bet your both looking forward to the 1000mile point this week. I wonder at what point it will be? Hopefully you’ll find something as scenic as the above photos or perhaps it will just be a dead badger! Keep up the good work Team Swani, rg&a X


  2. Good relaxing walk for you today , enjoyed the pictures of canal boats with humerous names. I take it you did not visit the Wild Fowl Trust in Slimbridge while you were in the area.
    Met with Mick to have our monthly lunch with the Kings Norton Fellowship .


  3. You seem to have a good relaxing walk today. I enjoyed the photos of the canal boats with the humerous names. You have not mentioned the Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust, perhaps it was not on your route. Today met Mick to have our monthly lunch with Kings Norton Fellowship . Good walking.


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